Located in the heart of Detroit’s Cultural Center, the Walter and Josephine Ford Campus is a vital hub for arts and culture in the region. The College recently reorganized and renovated all departments on the Ford Campus. Students now enjoy new and improved classrooms and studio spaces, student center, fitness facilities and new dining facility.
The Ford Campus is also home to Center Galleries, which showcases work from local, national and international artists. The exquisite Josephine F. Ford Sculpture Garden, a collaboration with the Detroit Institute of Arts, is a source of beauty and inspiration for students and visitors.
The Ford Campus has been reorganized to better serve the needs of the students, faculty and administrators.
- Relocating the Crafts Department to provide new studio and classroom spaces for all Crafts disciplines
- Centralizing the Entertainment Arts, Illustration and Foundation departments into the Walter B. Ford II Building
- Expanding space for Photography within the Walter B. Ford II Building
- Relocating the Imaging Center into a new space within the Taubman Center
- Creating a student and community lounge above the new Café that offers a 24-hour computer lab and a self-serve printing facility
- Housing all student services offices (Financial Aid, Career Services, Registrar and other student support and business offices) in the Yamasaki Building
- Moving the main art supply and bookstore to the Taubman Center and opening a satellite bookstore on the Ford Campus
- Creating a larger Café, centrally located on the Ford Campus
- Planting grass in a former surface parking lot to provide more green space